Industry advisories

Telefilm Canada proudly partners with MADE | NOUS on its new campaign “SEEK MORE” supporting inclusivity on our screens

Telefilm Canada is proud to partner with MADE | NOUS on its new campaign, “Seek More”, launching today. Ambassadors Shamier Anderson (Stowaway, Bruised), Kawennáhere Devery Jacobs (Blood Quantum, Taika Waititi/FX's Reservation Dogs), and Simu Liu (Kim's ConvenienceMarvel’s Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings), alongside Adib Alkhalidey (L'Agent JeanMon Ami Walid), Mélissa Bédard (Star académieM'entends-tu), and Cynthia Wu-Maheux (District 31) in Quebec, invites Canadians to seek out...

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Telefilm Extends the Final Consultation Phase: Call for Written Submissions

Telefilm Canada is extending the period for submitting written comments on its formal proposals to revise the Success Index, Development Program, and Talent to Watch Program by 10 days. This is the final phase of an extensive consultation process that began months ago. The initial period for submitting written comments...

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COVID-19 Update: Telefilm Canada suspends physical presence at international events until end of summer

In light of the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic, Telefilm Canada would like to inform clients that its physical presence at international festivals and markets will continue to be suspended until August 31, 2021, including the Canada Pavilion at Sunnyside of the Doc, the Marché international de film d’animation, and the...

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Telefilm Canada announces the opening date of its Production Program for French-Language projects with budgets under $2.5M

Telefilm Canada would like to inform its clients of the opening date for the Production Program for French-language projects with budgets under $2.5M.

Key dates
Opening date: April 15, 2021
Closing date: April 29, 2021

Reminder:

The Production Program is open to Canadian production companies applying for financing for the production...

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Telefilm launches the final stage of its consultations: Calling for written submissions

Telefilm Canada invites its partners to submit written comments on its formal proposals to revise the Success Index, the Development Program and the Talent to Watch Program. This is the final step of the extensive consultation process that was carried out since last fall. Written comments can be submitted between...

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Telefilm Canada releases COVID-19 Emergency Relief Funding Statistics

Following the disbursement of both Phase 1 and Phase 2 of the COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund – Telefilm Allocation, Telefilm Canada would like to share details of the allocation of funds.

This relief funding for the audiovisual industry was included as part of the Government of Canada’s COVID-19 Emergency Support Fund...

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Telefilm announces details on the Short-Term Compensation Fund

As announced on February 10, 2021, the Short-Term Compensation Fund (STCF) for Canadian Audiovisual Productions has been extended from March 31, 2021 to March 31, 2022.

Producers who have already applied to the STCF for a project that begins shooting before March 31, 2021 and extends beyond that date must...

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Telefilm Canada launches online survey for training programs across Canada

February 24, 2021 – As part of Telefilm Canada’s continued commitment to create a more equitable screen-based industry and to better serve Canadian creators, an online survey will be conducted to gather information about training initiatives from across the country, including programs that support traditionally underrepresented creators.

The survey data will...

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Telefilm Canada launches Promotion Program’s General Admission Stream

February 15, 2021 – Telefilm Canada is announcing the terms, conditions and application deadlines for the General Admission Stream of its Promotion Program.

The Promotion Program provides financial support for promotional activities held in Canada that showcase Canadian content and talent. The General Admission Stream will provide streamlined funding to smaller and...

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Inclusive communications survey for Telefilm clients

Hello Telefilm Community,

As a Crown Corporation dedicated to bringing Canadian creativity to the world, Telefilm strives to ensure that it reflects the diversity of Canada. Telefilm is committed to being an inclusive organization, and among its steps in its inclusion work is a better understanding of its community.

To accomplish...

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Telefilm Canada announces dates for industry outreach sessions to present the Production Program for 2021-2022

February 12, 2021 – Following Telefilm Canada’s announcement on opening dates and new guidelines for the Production Programone pan-Canadian and five regional virtual outreach sessions will take place between February 17 – 24, 2021. 

The presentation, which includes program updates,...

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Official statement from Christa Dickenson, Executive Director, on the extension of the Short-Term Compensation Fund for Canadian Audiovisual Productions (STCF)

“The Short-Term Compensation Fund (STCF) is vital to ensuring that Canadian film and television productions continue despite the COVID-19 pandemic. To date, the STCF has received 160 applications for projects in eight provinces and territories, and in both official languages. This represents more than $106 million total in requested coverage.

“Today’s...

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Telefilm Canada announces key dates and details on the Production Program

February 4, 2021 – Telefilm Canada would like to inform its clients of the publication of new guidelines for the Production Program and announce opening dates.

Telefilm is publishing the 2021-2022 program guidelines before the current pan-Canadian consultations are completed in the interest of supporting the industry and producers who require...

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Update on initiatives to support Black Creators in Canada

In honour of Black History Month, we join many Canadians from coast to coast to coast in celebrating the dynamic array of Black voices and perspectives that can be found across the country.

As part of our ongoing commitment to supporting an equitable screen-based industry, we would like to take a...

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New Audiovisual Coproduction Treaty between Canada and the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg

February 1, 2021 – Telefilm Canada is pleased to announce that the new Audiovisual Coproduction Treaty between the Government of Canada and the Government of the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg, signed on April 19, 2017, will be in effect as of February 1, 2021.

This new Treaty, which aims to provide a modernized framework...

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Speeches from Telefilm Canada’s Annual Public Assembly are now available

January 22, 2021 – Telefilm Canada held a virtual Annual Public Assembly on Thursday, January 21, 2021, which can be viewed online. During the meeting, key executives presented progress and accomplishments from the 2019-2020 fiscal, as well as look ahead into the modernization of the organization moving forward.

Speeches given...

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Coproduction Treaty between Canada and Ukraine

December 21, 2020 – Telefilm Canada is pleased to announce that the audiovisual coproduction treaty between Canada and Ukraine, signed on July 2, 2019, will be in effect as of January 1, 2021.

Ukraine is Canada’s 58th coproduction partner country.

Over the last 10 years, Canada administered over 620 coproduction projects with...

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Telefilm announces details on the Participation in International Festivals and Events Support Program

Telefilm Canada would like to inform its clients of the opening date of the Participation in International Festivals and Events Support Program, as well as the changes made to it during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Key dates:

  • Opening date: January 12, 2021
  • Closing date: March 12, 2021

In keeping with the Government of Canada's...

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Telefilm announces details on the Theatrical Documentary Program

Telefilm Canada would like to inform its clients of to the publication of the new guidelines of the Theatrical Documentary Program along with important dates to note.

Key dates:

  • Opening date: February 10, 2021
  • Closing date: February 26, 2021

The Indigenous stream of the program will be opened at the same time as the...

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Coproduction Recommendation Applications: End of Brexit Transition Period on December 31, 2020
December 11, 2020 – Telefilm Canada wishes to update its clients on coproduction recommendation applications following the end of the Brexit transition period on December 31, 2020. Any clients who have, or wish to, submit a coproduction for recommendation with European Union and United Kingdom participants, are asked to read the...
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Telefilm Canada welcomes four new employees

December 3, 2020 – Telefilm Canada is pleased to welcome four new employees to the Project Financing, Business Affairs, and Senior Management teams.

These four positions were created as part of Telefilm Canada’s Equity and Representation Action Plan. Launched in July, the continuous goal of the Action Plan...

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Telefilm Canada announces terms and conditions and application deadline for the 2020-2021 Theatrical Exhibition Program

The Telefilm Canada Theatrical Exhibition Program is designed to support the exhibition of Canadian films in Canadian theatres.

For eligibility criteria, required documents, and guidelines, please visit the Theatrical Exhibition Program page.

Important dates:

  • Opening date: December 1, 2020
  • Closing date: February 2, 2021

New this year:

  • Telefilm will provide an additional $10,000 in financing...
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COVID-19 Update: Telefilm Canada suspends physical presence at international events for the rest of this fiscal year

Employees to remain working remotely

 

November 18, 2020 – In light of the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic, Telefilm Canada would like to inform clients that we have suspended our physical presence at international festivals and markets, including the Canada Pavilion, for the remainder of this fiscal year ending...

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Telefilm Canada releases its 2019-2020 annual report and announces its virtual annual public assembly

Toronto/Montréal, November 2, 2020 —The 2019-2020 annual report for Telefilm Canada is now available.

On January 21, 2021, Telefilm will hold an annual public assembly in a digital format where members of its executive leadership team will discuss results as well as priorities going forward. More details to follow.

The report can be...

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Short-Term Compensation Fund for Canadian Audiovisual Productions: Details and criteria online

The Government of Canada recently announced the creation of the Short-Term Compensation Fund for Canadian Audiovisual Productions (STCF). This temporary measure is put in place to minimize the consequences of the void created by the lack of insurance coverage for interruptions in filming and the abandonment...

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Industry Advisory: Reopening of Phase 2 – Movie Theatre Program COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund – Telefilm Allocation

October 19, 2020 – Telefilm Canada announces that the COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund – Telefilm Allocation will once again be available to all movie theatre exhibitors who have not yet received assistance under this program (Phase 1 or Phase 2), as of Tuesday, October 20, 2020.

New applications can be...

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Documents and notes from the first virtual townhalls forum – now available

As recently announced, Telefilm Canada launched last week the virtual townhall forums for the review of its Success Index.

The first forum was held on Wednesday, September 30, and the theme of the discussions was on the Talent to Watch Program. Please note that the documentation presented at this session...

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Telefilm Canada to administer Short-Term Compensation Fund for Canadian Audiovisual Productions

September 25, 2020 - Telefilm Canada would like to inform you that the Minister of Canadian Heritage, the Honorable Steven Guilbeault, today announced an initiative to compensate for the lack of insurance coverage for audiovisual productions interrupted or abandoned due to COVID-19. The Government of Canada put in place this temporary...

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Telefilm Canada launches pan-Canadian consultation on Success Index

September 18, 2020 - As announced at the beginning of the year, Telefilm Canada is revising the Success Index, first introduced in 2010. To this end, pan-Canadian, inclusive, transparent and open consultations will be held. Telefilm’s goal is to ensure that our financing programs are adapted to the multiple transformations taking...

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